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Smok prince tank

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  1. vapeman78

    vapeman78 Full Member

    Dec 10, 2015
    Hi guys

    I brought a smok prince take yesterday, I took it apart cleaned it filled it up and leaked out of the air holes at the bottom drained off the whole tank I can't see what I have done wrong. Any ideas on how to stop this would be great

    Thanks
     
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  2. Xjay

    Xjay Full Member

    Jan 4, 2018
    Check if you put all the orings back and tightened the coil down.
    Can you attach a pic of the tank?
     
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  3. vapeman78

    vapeman78 Full Member

    Dec 10, 2015
    I li put everything back ok just can't stop it leaking
     

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  4. Baditude

    Baditude ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Apr 8, 2012
    Ridgeway, Ohio
    It's hard to tell for sure, but from your picture the top o-ring and top cap appear to be off center or cross threaded. Check that first. Any misplaced o-ring or misthreading of the base, top, or coil will cause the tank to leak or flood. The threading on these devices is so small that it can be easy to do.

    These tanks have to be air/water tight to function correctly. If they are not assembled correctly they will leak.

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    Example of cross threading
     
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  5. Mr. Relentless

    Mr. Relentless Super Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 17, 2017
    Still have the little o ring on the chimney on top the coil?
     
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  6. Xjay

    Xjay Full Member

    Jan 4, 2018
    Check the o rings on the coil also..
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  7. vapeman78

    vapeman78 Full Member

    Dec 10, 2015
    Thank you
     
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  8. vapeman78

    vapeman78 Full Member

    Dec 10, 2015
    Hi
    I checked the o ring they are fine but the bottom of the coil seems like it is not on properly do you think it may be a bad coil

    Thanks
     
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  9. jim_87

    jim_87 Resident Forum Lurker ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Apr 22, 2018
    USA
    If you have a spare coil, try and compare the two.
     
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  10. vapeman78

    vapeman78 Full Member

    Dec 10, 2015
    Hi Jim
    I have only one going to get some in the morning the coil just seems a little loose at the bottom can’t think of anything else it could be


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  11. Coyote628

    Coyote628 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 16, 2017
    DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN THE COIL INTO THE BASE. This deforms the o rings and casuses leaks. Finger tight is what you want. I had the same problem when i got my tfv12 king. I let the guy at the vape store put it in for me. It poured juice till i got home. I had to use visegrips to get the coil out. Put another one in myself and have had no other leaks. The tfv12 wasnt my first smok tank and i learned early on not to overtighten. I assumed the dude at the vape store knew what he was doing, and though he thought he was being helpful, he still cranked it in there good. The key with smok coils is to get it finger tight and no more.
     
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  12. jim_87

    jim_87 Resident Forum Lurker ECF Veteran

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    Apr 22, 2018
    USA
    If the coil feels loose at the bottom, that's probably where the leak is coming from, could be a coil defect, or the base of the tank is defective. Let us know if the new coil helps tomorrow.
     
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  13. Coyote628

    Coyote628 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 16, 2017
    Loose at the bottom means no o ring. I got one like that once.
     
  14. vapeman78

    vapeman78 Full Member

    Dec 10, 2015
    I will let you know tomorrow if the new coil works

    Thanks guys
     
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  15. BrotherBob

    BrotherBob ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Dec 24, 2014
    Sunnyvale,CA,USA
    Welcome and glad you joined.
    Hope it works out.
     
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  16. RumbleFish

    RumbleFish Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 11, 2011
    L.A.
    Personally, I haven't had too much issue with this leaking. I'll get a bit after installing a new coil and priming it but, using the rag/tissue technique and blowing out anything trapped in the chamber between the air holes, it doesn't continue. Also, after a tank or two, sometimes you'll get spittle/juice/condensation build up in air inlet area, using the rag/tissue tech. fixes that too.

    You might have a look at this videos

    Smok TFV12 Prince Tank – Fix For Leaking

    Also, this Reddit thread discusses this as well
    Resolved leaking Smok tfv12 Prince tank • r/electronic_cigarette
     
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  17. RumbleFish

    RumbleFish Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 11, 2011
    L.A.
    Another thing I've discovered about these Prince coils (this pertains to the Q4 & X6 mainly as the T10 holes are too small for a Q-tip) and, I think it may increase their life, is that after a few tankfuls, I started using a Q-tip to gently wipe off the built up gunk off the coil.
    After doing this, I found that it really improves the flavor and removed any hint of 'burnt' taste. You can do this without having to take the tank apart or even take off drip tip. I just started doing this, I'll report back if I find it truly extends the life of the coils.
     
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  18. vapeman78

    vapeman78 Full Member

    Dec 10, 2015
    Hi guys

    Thanks for all the help got it sorted brought some coils changed the o rings now working great

    Thanks again


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  19. Steve 35uk

    Steve 35uk New Member

    Aug 10, 2018
    Can you use the smok v8 baby x4 coils in the new Prince tank?
     
  20. Coyote628

    Coyote628 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 16, 2017
    No. The tfv8 is smaller than the tfv12.
     
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